30th Birthday

 
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A few weeks ago I hit the big 3-0.  Unlike most people who dread their 20s ending, I was really looking forward to this birthday.  My 20s were great, I loved the adventure of moving from college in Boston to my big girl life in the city, I loved being able to go out all night and still be able to make it on time for work in the morning, and I loved not having too many serious responsibilities.  I did not love the uncertainty of what I wanted out of life about not knowing myself.  I'm not saying that I have it all figured out, but the past few years of my 20s I really feel like I gained a lot of confidence in myself and I have learned what makes me happy.  I'm so excited to start this new decade of my life feeling good about where I am at and where I am headed.

 

I wanted to share a quick birthday recap with you.  Below you can also find links to my outfit (I got a lot of compliments and questions about where I got it, so thank you).  

 
 
Chill House, New York City

Chill House, New York City

 
 

I started my afternoon with a mani at Chill House.  The space is a cafe in the front and a manicure and massage spa in the back.  The space is just as relaxing as its name and the staff are all very sweet.  While I got my gel nails done I snacked on a beet latte and a piece of tumeric banana bread (a girl has to celebrate) and both were delicious.

 
 
Chill House waiting area

Chill House waiting area

Chill House bathroom

Chill House bathroom

 
 
Chill House massage tent

Chill House massage tent

 
 

After my gel manicure (which was painted perfectly) I headed to the back of the house for my massage.  The rooms are divided by large pieces of stretched fabric.  There are no walls but there is plenty of privacy and other than hearing the occasional client as they finish their treatment, you'll only hear the awesome playlist.  My masseuse got all my knots out and the best part is the prices are insanely reasonable ($69 for 50 minutes).

 
 
Chinese Tuxedo dining room

Chinese Tuxedo dining room

 
 

After feeling completely chilled out I headed home to change for dinner.  I then headed back into the city and met Dave at the recently opened Chinese Tuxedo in Chinatown.  The atmosphere or the dining room is very romantic, there were candles everywhere and lots of palm trees.  The food was also incredible.  If you go I recommend the Singaporean Curried Chicken Spring Rolls, the House Made Egg Noodles, and the Honey Glazed Char Siu.  Don't skip dessert and get the Superbananana.

 
 
Outside of Chinese Tuxedo

Outside of Chinese Tuxedo

 
 

Normally I don't wear much color but I saw this red dress at Reformation and loved it.  Not only does it remind me of my favorite emoji but I love that it's one of those pieces you can throw on with some heels and have an instant outfit.  My bag is from Loeffler Randal and was a 30th birthday present to myself (it also happen to be one sale right now) and my shoes were only $35 from Who What Wear.  Below are links to buy my outfit.

 

 
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